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Re: Taming the mailing lists?



I think a well moderated forum with people directing
threads based on what level of assistance is needed by
the user posting the thread would be very effective.

Neil

--- Chadley Wilson <chadley pinteq co za> wrote:
> You have all been writing furiously:
> 
> In my opinion the solution is very simple, 
> first analyse the problem, I believe it is newbies
> in particular.
> They subscribe to mailing list and the first thing
> they do is post a
> whole lot of "How do I's" 
> If the mailing list sent the newbie a welcome note
> that gave guidance to
> the newbie we would not have half this problem.
> 
> I believe that if the welcome note included various
> short guides, like
> Netiquette and a guide to google and how to search
> the archives,
> A big bold "Have you tried the following before you
> post your question?"
> 
> This is a simple thing and could be setup in an
> hour. And could minimise
> the amount of small stuff and already covered topics
> mailed to the list.
> 
> 
> This is my 2c
> 
> 
> > -- 
> > |				      ---   ---
> > |     Joe (theWordy) Philbrook	      <o>   <o>
> > |	   J(tWdy)P			  ^
> > |	<<jtwdyp ttlc net>>		/---\	"bla bla bla..."
> > |					\___/	"...and bla..."
> > 
> >    At least I know my mouth is running, I just
> can't find the off button!
> -- 
> Chadley - Linux Rocks
> Welcome to my world.
>
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